A Batalha do Passinho

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A Batalha do Passinho
A Batalha do Passinho.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Emílio Domingos
Written by Emílio Domingos
Julia Mariano
Music by Vinimax
Edited by Guilherme Schumann
Osmose Filmes
Distributed by Cine Santa Filmes
Release date
  • 6 October 2012 (2012-10-06) (Festival of Rio)
  • 11 October 2013 (2013-10-11) (Brazil)
Running time
72 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

A Batalha do Passinho (Portuguese: "Passinho Battle", lit. "The Battle of Passinho"; English release title Passinho Dance-Off) is a 2012 Brazilian documentary film directed by Emílio Domingos. The film follows a dance known as "passinho", which emerged from the funk carioca scene, and became a viral internet sensation after a video was posted on YouTube.[1][not in citation given]


The style of dancing which developed in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and is known as passinho evolved out of the funk carioca scene. After a video of a group of friends at a barbecue, Passinho Foda, received four million hits on YouTube, dancers from other communities began to upload their own home-made clips, and the dance quickly spread across Rio de Janeiro.[2] The documentary shows the dancers and the phenomenon expanding beyond the bailes, slums and DJs.[3]

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  1. ^ "Calendário de estreias nacionais". Filme B. 20 October 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hearst, Chesney (September 10, 2013). "Documentary "A Batalha do Passinho" Runs". The Rio Times. Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "A Batalha do Passinho". Adorocinema. Retrieved 20 October 2013.